47 posts about Arts and Culture on this blog
Friday 21 February 2014, 13:14
In Thursday's programme Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed Social Darwinism.
Friday 14 February 2014, 12:45
In Thursday's programme Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed Chivalry.
Friday 7 February 2014, 17:42
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Phoenicians of the ancient Mediterranean.
Friday 31 January 2014, 17:50
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the geological theory of Catastrophism.
Tuesday 24 December 2013, 10:30
Producer Peter McHugh on 'Ever Increasing Wonder', BBC Radio 4 Extra's tribute to the late Richard Briers, Christmas Day 2013.
Thursday 21 November 2013, 18:34
Melvyn Bragg discusses this week's programme on Pocahontas, including discussions after the show.
Friday 15 November 2013, 12:03
Melvyn Bragg discusses this week's programme on Shakespeare's The Tempest, and events from his week.
Friday 27 September 2013, 16:22
Writer and editor Robert McCrum examines how the publishing business is changing 'beyond recognition' in new Radio 4 series, Publishing Lives.
Thursday 26 September 2013, 12:23
Melvyn Bragg discusses this week's In Our Time on The Mamluks.
Friday 20 September 2013, 16:32
Melvyn Bragg discusses this week's edition of In Our Time on Pascal.
Friday 30 August 2013, 11:34
Our conversation was sometimes serious, but never gloomy.
Thursday 22 August 2013, 10:59
Writer, broadcaster and Jazz historian Alyn Shipton discusses why he was compelled to write new biography Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter.
Wednesday 14 August 2013, 11:32
Theatre Six is a new short story commissioned by BBC Radio 4 as part of the 50th anniversary of The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan. Author Sarah Hall explains her rationale for writing about the controversial topic of abortion after Savita Halappanavar's death in October 2012.
Friday 9 August 2013, 12:38
Editor's Note: Roger Bolton discusses this week's Feedback, which includes advice for the new Editor of the Archers, the inside story of Charlotte Green's return to radio, whether the Hardtalk programme needs to soften, and how the World at One fills its airtime when Parliament is on holiday.
Wednesday 7 August 2013, 16:20
Radio 4's Feminine Mystiques series continues with author Aminatta Forna's short story, What To Expect. Here, Aminatta tells us more about the influence of feminist writers Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem on her thinking, in particular'the power of the gaze'.
Monday 5 August 2013, 15:55
Jim Naughtie talks to novelist Deborah Moggach, whose book Tulip Fever takes us back to a brief time in 17th century Dutch society when a single tulip could be worth as much as a house.
Wednesday 31 July 2013, 12:34
Fifty years since the first publication of Betty Friedan's seminal feminist work The Feminine Mystique, Radio 4 has commissioned three leading writers to celebrate her influence in new short stories exploring the contemporary feminist landscape. Marina Warner explains the inspiration behind her story...
Thursday 11 July 2013, 10:44
Radio 4 has teamed up with Artangel in a quest to bring to life new ground-breaking arts projects.
Monday 8 July 2013, 17:03
Grayson Perry will be the first visual artist to deliver the Reith Lectures.
Friday 5 July 2013, 17:58
James Lees-Milne -'the man who saved England'? There are no statues erected in his memory, no museums dedicated to his life and work. But across the country there are monuments to be seen – if you know where to look.
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